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Within These Walls... Within These Walls...
May 16, 2001 – Indefinitely

The house and the exhibition that surrounds it tell the stories of five of the many families who lived there from the mid-1760s to 1945 and made history in their kitchens and parlors, through everyday choices and personal acts of courage and sacrifice.

American History Museum
Victory Garden Victory Garden
– Permanent

The Victory Garden represents a typical vegetable garden planted during World War II, when growing food for home consumption was an important part of the war effort.

Smithsonian Gardens
Exhibit Panels: The West Wing: A Chronology Exhibit Panels: The West Wing: A Chronology
– Permanent

This panel display reveals the history of the west wing of the Castle—from its first use as the Institution's library to its use as The Commons dining room (through June 20, 2004).

 

This exhibition will be closed all day Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and  until after 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

 

Smithsonian Castle
Entrance Sculptures Entrance Sculptures
– Permanent

See two huge sculptures of Japanese warriors and a large stone Buddhist sculpture. 

Freer Gallery
Permanent/Indefinite: Collection Highlights Permanent/Indefinite: Collection Highlights
– Indefinitely

Several levels showcase works by modern masters and emerging artists from the permanent collection in a variety of media.

Hirshhorn Museum
Outdoor Sculpture: Twisted Form by Shiro Hayami Outdoor Sculpture: Twisted Form by Shiro Hayami
– Permanent

Twisted Form (Traveler's Guardian Spirit) by Shiro Hayami.

Freer Gallery
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
November 15, 2000 – Permanent

This exhibition of more than 900 objects related to the 43 men who have held the nation's highest office explores the public, personal, ceremonial, and executive boundaries of the presidency.

American History Museum
African Voices African Voices
December 15, 1999 – Permanent

This exhibition examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures.

Natural History Museum
Outdoor Sculptures: The Gathering, Lions, and Uncle Beazley Outdoor Sculptures: The Gathering, Lions, and Uncle Beazley
– Permanent

See The Gathering by Brad Walker, the Taft Bridge Lions by Roland Perry, and Uncle Beazley by Louis Paul Jonas in various locations.

National Zoo
Reptile Discovery Center Reptile Discovery Center
– Permanent

The Reptile Discovery Center is an interactive exhibition that features some 70 species of reptiles and amphibians -- from snakes to frogs to turtles to lizards to crocodiles to Komodo dragons.

National Zoo
Smithson Crypt Smithson Crypt
– Permanent

The final resting place of the Institution's benefactor, James Smithson (1765-1829), is a small chapel-like room located at the north entrance to the Castle.

Smithsonian Castle
African Elephant African Elephant
– Permanent

Dominating the rotunda, in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush, is the museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant.

Natural History Museum
Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain
October 7, 1998 – Permanent

The Folger Rose Garden features a bed of roses in a rainbow of colors, along with selected annuals, perennials, and woody plants chosen for year-round interest.

Smithsonian Gardens
Great Cats: Lions and Tigers Great Cats: Lions and Tigers
October 1, 1998 – Permanent

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.

National Zoo
Arts of the Islamic World Arts of the Islamic World
May 3, 1998 – Indefinitely

The works on view here represent the three principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book, and the arts of the object.

Freer Gallery
Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit
– Permanent

The National Zoo is home to hundreds of birds from all over the world.

National Zoo
Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of
September 20, 1997 – Permanent

This hall features 2,500 minerals and gems, including the Hope Diamond, Hooker Emerald Brooch, and Star of Asia sapphire. It also explores the birth and evolution of the solar system and the earth's changing surface through computer interactives and video presentations.

Natural History Museum
Space Race Space Race
May 16, 1997 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the competition in space between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union from its origins in the 1950s to the recent international cooperation.

Air and Space Museum
How Things Fly How Things Fly
September 20, 1996 – Permanent

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

Air and Space Museum
Think Tank Think Tank
October 27, 1995 – Permanent

This exhibition explores the biology and evolution of animal thinking, focusing on primates

National Zoo

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